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“Gifts” opens in Smith Gallery

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Hair: we all have it, most of us know how to take care of it and some of us even know how to make cool weaves and braids with it. But designing art installations with hair is another beast altogether, as Reba Brooks ’17, a studio art and French double major, learned…

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Writers@Grinnell: Kazim Ali

Poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator, Kazim Ali led the newest session of the Writers@Grinnell series this past Thursday, Sept. 22. Kazim has published several volumes of poetry, including “Sky Ward,” winner of the Ohioana Book Award in Poetry; “The Far Mosque,” winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award and the genre-changing text…

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NAO and Kweku Collins charm the college crowd

Halley Freger fregerhal17@grinnell.edu On Tuesday, Sept., 20, Gardner Lounge was once again transformed into a club while showcasing two up-and-coming artists. Students were transfixed as London-based singer-songwriter NAO and rapper, singer and producer Kweku Collins put on a high-energy concert. Kweku Collins is no stranger to Grinnell — last hear he played a show with…

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Cultural Films Committee to film “Viva”

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu The Cultural Films Committee invites students, faculty and community members alike to participate in an evening of cinema this coming Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in JRC 101. The two-part event, which marks the committee’s first event of the semester, will feature a full-length screening of the critically-acclaimed Cuban film…

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River Tiber and Romo. fill Gardner with unique sound

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu On Tuesday night, Grinnellians took a break from their homework and made their way to Gardner Lounge to watch a mesmerizing performance from Toronto’s River Tiber. Romo., the electronic music project of Jesse Romo ’16 , started off the night by playing some of his original beats. His music combines elements…

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Lady Gaga unveils our “Perfect Illusion”

By Abdiel Lopez lopezabd@grinnell.edu I became a Little Monster when I first watched the iconic MTV VMA performance of “Paparazzi.” I was only 12 back then, but the theatrical performance left me shaken and gaga for Gaga. Since then, Gaga released the anthem for my coming out story (“Born This Way”), a song about the…

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Robert Glasper Trio promises more than just jazz

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu The Robert Glasper Trio is playing a show at Grinnell tonight, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Unlike most shows hosted by Grinnell Concerts, this show will not be in Gardner Lounge, a dorm basement, but rather in the beautiful Sebring-Lewis Hall, a seemingly fitting location for a Grammy Award-winning artist. In…

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Writers@Grinnell: Chris Martin

Author Chris Martin continued the Writers @Grinnell series this week, sharing a few of his works at a poetry reading and leading a round table on Thursday. Martin has written three collections of poetry: “The Falling Down Dance,” “Becoming Weather,” and “American Music,” the last of which was selected for the Hayden Carruth Award. Additionally,…

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Chen Yi talks merging East and West through music

Cassidy Hillburn hillburn@grinnell.edu Grinnell College’s Center for Humanities sponsored one of the first events of this year’s speaker series entitled “Rethinking Global Cultures” earlier this week on Sept. 13. Dr. Chen Yi spoke with the goal of exploring cultures on a global scale. Yi is a professor at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at…